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In a thrilling encounter, New Zealand secured a 21-run win against Pakistan in the second Twenty20 International, asserting their dominance with a 2-0 lead in the five-match series. Despite the setback of losing captain Kane Williamson, the Black Caps demonstrated resilience and determination.

In a nail-biting encounter, New Zealand secured a 21-run win against Pakistan in the second Twenty20 International, asserting their dominance with a 2-0 lead in the five-match series. Despite the setback of losing captain Kane Williamson, the Black Caps demonstrated resilience and determination, showcasing the depth of their talent.

 

Chasing a target of 195 at Seddon Park, Hamilton, Pakistan faced a tough challenge, falling 22 runs short and succumbing to New Zealand’s bowling prowess. Finn Allen’s outstanding half-century set the tone for the host nation as they posted 194 for the loss of eight wickets in the first innings.

 

Winning the toss and opting to field first, Pakistan faced a formidable opening partnership as Finn Allen and Devon Conway notched up a breezy 59-run stand. Aamir Jamal provided the first breakthrough by removing Conway, but not before New Zealand gained momentum.

 

Despite losing captain Kane Williamson to a tight hamstring, Finn Allen’s explosive attack, comprising 74 runs from 41 balls, played a pivotal role. Mitchell Santner’s contribution further propelled New Zealand, concluding their innings at 194-8 in 20 overs.

 

Haris Rauf emerged as Pakistan’s most successful bowler, securing three crucial wickets in a single over. Supported by Abbas Afridi, Aamir, and Usama Mir, the bowling attack aimed to restrict New Zealand’s total.

 

In response, Pakistan’s batting struggled from the start, losing key wickets early in the innings. Babar Azam and Fakhar Zaman’s partnership brought stability, but Adam Milne’s breakthrough in the 10th over tilted the balance. Fakhar Zaman’s fiery half-century, scoring 50 off 25 balls, showcased resistance, but wickets continued to fall.

 

Babar Azam’s impressive 66 runs provided hope, but New Zealand’s bowling unit, led by Adam Milne’s four-wicket haul, proved decisive. Tim Southee, Ben Sears, and Ish Sodhi also contributed with two wickets each. Pakistan’s innings concluded at 173, securing New Zealand’s second consecutive victory.

Finn Allen was awarded the player of the match for his stellar performance. As the series progresses, the third T20I is set to take place on January 17 at University Oval, Dunedin, with both teams gearing up for another intense clash.

Waseem Shahzad Qadri
Waseem Shahzad Qadrihttp://wasimqadriblog.wordpress.com/
Islamabad based Senior Journalist, TV Show Host, Media Trainer, can be follow on twitter @jaranwaliya

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